Welcome scoopers!

Welcome scoopers!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Gluten-Free & Green


I'm all about being GREEN - reducing, reusing, and recycling! I also love EATING green - and I can't emphasize enough how important and vital it is to eat your GREENS! Whether you are Gluten-Free or not, make it a goal to too add more greens to your diet. I truly believe that without them, we can't fully enjoy the benefits of good health. 

Some of my favorite GREENS are:

Broccoli - an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Folate. It contains several phyto-nutrients that help protect and prevent cancers and detox the body. Add a portion of lightly steamed broccoli to your lunch or dinner - and start reaping the health benefits! 

Kale - a true "superfood" is high in Vitamins K and A, fiber, and contains more iron than beef. High in Vitamin C and Calcium. One of the most powerful anti-inflammatory foods. Many people add Kale to their protein drinks. Add some fruit and you won't even notice its bitter taste. 

Cucumbers - a good source of Vitamins, C, K, and Potassium. It is also one of the highest water-containing veggies, at 95% water. So "eat your water" and stay hydrated with cucumbers! I eat cucumber slices with lemon and sea salt all the time - it's one of my favorite snacks, and keeps me feeling good and energized! 

Green Bell peppers - great source of B1, Niacin, Folate, and Magnesium. Excellent source of Fiber. 
Stuff your bell peppers for dinner, or just eat some slices with dip for a healthy snack!

All GREEN veggies contain CHLOROPHYLL -  aka "the blood of green plants" which has numerous health benefits including: Liver detoxification, increased energy, cleansing the digestive tract, freshening breath, aids mold elimination from the body, and helps treat anemia. 

Need more reasons to eat your greens? Read more about Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies at GlutenFreeWorks.com. 

Have a fabulous GREEN week!
♥ Christie